Program Area / EDUCATION

There are several things that make FCU’s programs a wonderful fit for you, such as our low prices, the payment options, credits that we accept from other qualified institutions and credits that we grant for life experience at the Associate's and Bachelor's level. Another important factor is the delivery of our courses, which are offered online, synchronously (live streaming), some in person classes, and asynchronously (100% on the student's portal). Lastly, many of these programs are available in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Here you will find all the information about our programs in different areas and at different levels. Click on each button below to get basic information about each level and then return to the PROGRAMS page to navigate through each level. Once you choose a specific level, you can access the different programs of that level and in each of them, you will find general information and the courses that make up each program.


Academic Year

For online students, our Academic year consists of 12 months of classes divided into three semesters. The on-campus students start a program at the beginning of each semester.


Credit Transfers for Academic Programs

The University’s transfer policy is to accept university, college or seminary credits earned from other institutions, subject to approval by the Academic Department upon conducting an evaluation of the student’s transcripts.


Although not a requirement, preference will be given to courses that were taken at accredited institutions, whether in the United States or abroad.


Transfer credits require a minimum grade of “C+” (2.3 – 2.6) GPA. The university can confer up to three-semester credits per course, for a maximum of 50% of the credit hours required for the student’s degree program.


Florida Christian University recognizes the sovereignty rights of each institution to accept the transfer of credits. Therefore, acceptance of transfer credits from FCU is at the discretion of the accepting institution, and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.



Semester Credit System for Academic Pograms

Our unit of credit is based on the academic hour. One semester credit consists of 15 academic hours. Our standard course is a three-semester credit course that consists of 45 academic hours.



Florida Christian University, upon validation, confirmation, and evaluation of Academic Coordinator, may award credits for life experience to students that are at least 30 years old, as long as the following criteria are met:


  • - The prior learning is equivalent to the level of learning in which the student is enrolling.

- The prior learning is demonstrated to provide a balance between theory and practice.

- The credit awarded for the prior learning directly relates to the student’s course.

- At the Associate Degree, we may award up to six-semester credits for life experience.

- At the Bachelor Degree, we may award up to twelve-semester credits for life experience.








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